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Maker Hangar Episode 15: Modifications

Maker Hangar is a 15-part video series by Lucas Weakley.

In Episode 15 of Maker Hangar, the last episode in the series, Lucas Weakley goes over some additional modifications you can make to your plane to make it fly better and do more things. We learn how to install a rudder control, how to install landing gear (this is still a work in progress), how to install a bomb dropper, how to program flaperons, and we also see what other things to do in the R/C hobby that can add to your skills. And finally, Lucas shows us to some very cool R/C YouTube channels that make great videos.

Download the modifications PDF.

Links referenced in this episode:
(14:54) KK2 Board Stabilization
(17:04) Getting Started in FPV Guide:
(17:33) FPV Flying Wing Course
(17:55) Flitetest
(18:04) Experimental Airlines
(18:14) StoneBlue Airlines
(18:23) BusyBee TV

MAKE and Lucas Weakley have teamed up to bring you Maker Hangar, a 15-episode tutorial series that will teach you everything you need to know to build and fly this custom RC plane, the Maker Trainer.

New installments will air every Tuesday and Thursday through August. Also, be sure to join us on the Maker Hangar Google+ Community page to share your ideas, comments, photos and video and details for your own RC plane project builds.

Lucas Weakley is a 17-year-old Eagle Scout who will be a senior next year in the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute for Technology (EMIT) at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. Lucas became interested in flight and got his first RC plane for his ninth birthday. Recently he’s been designing and building his own planes and hosts an R/C aircraft YouTube show called BusyBee TV. Lucas also has his own aerial videography company called TopView Aerials.

For more information about the series, as well as archived videos, head to the Maker Hangar page.

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